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Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects

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Book News Annotation:

This unusual book grew out of a special session on mathematics education using fiber arts held at the January 2005 American Mathematical Society meeting. Editors Belcastro and Yackel are math professors affiliated, respectively, with Smith College and Mercer University; they present a lively introduction to what is obviously a subject of passionate interest, showing how mathematics and the various fiber arts are intertwined and proposing that the study of one illuminates the other. The contributed chapters offer suggestions for teaching in connection with fully explained projects such as making Mbius quilts, bi-directional hats (diophantine equations), Sierpinski shawls (Sierpinski variations & self similar crochet), and knitted toruses; symmetry patterns in cross-stitch, socks with algebraic structure, and Fortunatus's purse; and making a pillow of braid equivalence, embroidering a Holbeinian graph, and making hyperbolic pants. The book is attractively produced as if it were indeed simply a craft instructions book, and many color photos illustrate the projects. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Mathematical craftwork has become extremely popular, and mathematicians and crafters alike are fascinated by the relationship between their crafts. The focus of this book, written for mathematicians, needleworkers, and teachers of mathematics, is on the relationship between mathematics and the fiber arts (including knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, and quilting). Each chapter starts with an overview of the mathematics and the needlework at a level understandable to both mathematicians and needleworkers, followed by more technical sections discussing the mathematics, how to introduce the mathematics in the classroom through needlework, and how to make the needlework project, including patterns and instructions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568813318
Author:
Belcastro, Sarah-marie
Publisher:
AK Peters
Contributor:
Yackel, Carolyn (EDT)
Author:
A K Peters
Author:
Belcastro, Sarah-Marie
Subject:
Needlework - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
184

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"Synopsis" by , Mathematical craftwork has become extremely popular, and mathematicians and crafters alike are fascinated by the relationship between their crafts. The focus of this book, written for mathematicians, needleworkers, and teachers of mathematics, is on the relationship between mathematics and the fiber arts (including knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, and quilting). Each chapter starts with an overview of the mathematics and the needlework at a level understandable to both mathematicians and needleworkers, followed by more technical sections discussing the mathematics, how to introduce the mathematics in the classroom through needlework, and how to make the needlework project, including patterns and instructions.
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